Tampa Bay Rowdies

American soccer team (1975-1993)

Tampa Bay Rowdies is the name of two soccer clubs from the Tampa Bay Area of Florida. The first club was founded in 1975 and played till 1993 in the NASL (North American Soccer League ). After the folding of the NASL in 1984 they played in minor leagues till their own folding in 1993.

Tampa Bay Rowdies
Tampa Bay Rowdies playing an away match in St. Louis
Full nameTampa Bay Rowdies
FoundedJune 18, 2008; 15 years ago (2008-06-18)
StadiumAl Lang Stadium
St. Petersburg, Florida
OwnersTampa Bay Rays
(Stuart Sternberg)
Head coachNeill Collins
LeagueUSL Championship
201812th, Eastern Conference
Playoffs: DNQ
WebsiteClub website
Current season

The new club was formed in 2008 under the same name. The club plays in the North American Soccer League (NASL), the second division in American league system. There was a trademark dispute, so the club played his first two seasons under the name F.C. Tampa Bay. In December 2011 the dispute was solved and the club plays now under the name Tampa Bay Rowdies.

League position (Old Tampa Bay Rowdies) change

Season League Position
1975 NASL Champions
1976 NASL Semifinal
1977 NASL Playoff First round
1978 NASL Final
1979 NASL Final
1980 NASL Quarterfinal
1981 NASL Quarterfinal
1982 NASL 3rd / South
1983 NASL 3rd / South
1984 NASL 4th / East

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